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Far East Brokers issues recall on children’s chairs and swings

About 6,000 Leisure Ways® pink butterfly-themed children’s camp chairs, moon chairs, and swings have been recalled due to excessive levels of lead, which is a violation of the federal lead paint standard. The products are being sold at Weis Markets, wholesale distributors, grocery stores, and drug stores nationwide from January 2016 through April 2016.

Lead is a highly toxic metal and a very strong poison. Even small amounts of lead can cause serious health problems. Children under 6 years of age are easily vulnerable to lead poisoning. It can severely impact mental and physical development. Lead-based paint and lead-contaminated dust are the most common sources of lead poisoning in children.

If you have purchased any products with high lead content, you should immediately stop using them. If you or your child were made ill as a result of using lead products, an attorney from the Clawson and Staubes, LLC: Injury Group in Charleston can help you hold negligent parties responsible. To begin necessary legal actions and discuss your personal situation, consult with us by calling (843) 720-0810.


Stray dog exposes 5 people to rabies in South Carolina

At least five people in Lynchburg were subjected to medical consultation after they came into contact with a stray dog that tested positive for rabies. 

The Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is unsure how the dog contracted the disease, but reported that the dog had bite wounds when it was tested after displaying neurological symptoms. DHEC’s Sandra Craig said rabies virus can be transferred to humans or other animals when an infected animal’s saliva or neural tissues are introduced to it through biting, open wounds or to the mucous membranes of the eyes or mouth. Aside from the five potentially infected persons, there were also five pet dogs exposed to the virus. Under the Rabies Control Act, the potentially infected dogs must undergo quarantine for 180 days or will be put down.

Rabies is a life-threatening virus that is usually acquired from dog bites. If you or a loved one has contracted rabies as a result of negligent pet owners, working with an experienced attorney is an important step toward receiving compensation for your treatment. Get in touch with an attorney at the Clawson and Staubes, LLC: Injury Group in Charleston by calling (843) 720-0810 to see how our attorneys can help you with your legal needs.


Chrysler Recalling Over 800,000 Vehicles for Gear Shift Problem

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling 811,586 vehicles after it was found that a problem in the warning systems of the vehicles was causing individuals to exit without actually shifting into ‘park.’ While many vehicles on the market have gear selectors that change position based on the gear a car is in, the recalled vehicles have systems that remain in an upright position whether a vehicle is in park, drive, reverse, or neutral. This gear system has apparently caused many consumers to falsely believe that their vehicle was in park when it was not, potentially causing the vehicle to drift away. So far, 41 injuries have been reported in relation to this gear selector.

Although these vehicles currently have chimes and other systems to warn customers that their car is not in park, the company has stated that they will increase warning systems as their current measures may not be enough. The new enhanced warning systems will automatically keep vehicles from moving in some circumstances, even if the park option is not engaged. The recalled vehicles include 2012-2014 Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 Sedans and 2014-2015 Jeep Grand Cherokees.

Vehicle defects such as this are becoming more and more common. Fortunately, the attorneys at the Clawson and Staubes, LLC: Injury Group have the experience necessary to represent your case if you were injured due to a vehicle malfunction caused by a negligent manufacturer or company. Call our offices at (843) 720-0810 today to learn more.


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